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Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"As I write this, there is a Song Thrush singing its heart out in the garden. (And before I go any further, may I make a plea to change its name to Throstle, Garden Thrush or any one of several venerable old names. Then I could avoid such repetitive infelicities as 'the song of the Song Thrush'). One can argue endlessly over the merits of the songs of different species. Preferences depend as much on memories and evocations as on musical excellence: the mellow fluting of a Blackbird on a still, mild evening; the cheerful, if monotonous, chiming of a Chiffchaff heralding the spring from bare twigs; or the purring of a Turtle Dove on a sultry summer's day."

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist